Paper Cranes

  In a little foray away from the whole poetry thing, I would like to give an update to what has been going on in the library! In late March, in anticipation of visiting students from our sister city in Japan, I blew the dust off our origami books and taught the kids how to … Continue reading Paper Cranes

Close Call in the Library

Just a little anecdote from my day that is too long for facebook, but made me laugh... It is first grade library time, they enter right after recess and sit on the carpet ready to hear a story. That is when I noticed the brown substance on the carpet. "Freeze everyone, Freeze!" Eyeing the substance … Continue reading Close Call in the Library

Book Fair Time!

It is that time of year.  I just spent two days transforming my library into a book fair.  Hooray! People LOVE book fairs.  SO MANY adults share with me that their favorite memory of elementary school was the book fair.  Kids begin asking as soon as the posters go up...  Their little faces are nearly … Continue reading Book Fair Time!

What to Recommend?

The other day a sixth grade student asked me what my favorite book was when I was her age, she was looking for a recommendation.   This question stopped me dead.  I couldn't think.  I didn't know.  How crazy is that? Here is what was happening inside my head... There were SO MANY books I have … Continue reading What to Recommend?

Overcoming Story Time

I am going to come right out and say it.  Kindergarteners scare me.  My entire teaching career was spent in middle school, sixth grade.  Now I find myself in the library at an elementary school.  I teach library once a week to all the classes, kindergarten through sixth grade. Most the grades levels are a … Continue reading Overcoming Story Time